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Thursday, June 14, 2007


Karl Marx is the world's top in the philosophy biz.

The German team beat the Greeks with a full 5 places in the top ten - Marx, Wittgenstein, Nietzche, Kant & Popper (technically Wittgenstein & Popper were Austrian & Kant was born in what is now Russia but both members of the groovy master race). The Greeks made an early start with Socrates, Plato & Aristotle but scored no more goals for the next two & a half millenia.

The spaghetti munchers were represented by St Thomas Aquinas scoring heavily with the left foot.

However local lad Dave Hume romped off with the silver medal. Atheism & a bit of good Scots grit saw off all of them except Marx & with the continuing rise of marketv system capitalism insiders say the chances are good that "Edinburgh Davie" as he is known locally (by journalists alone) will take the crown next time.

Look forward to more tips for the top from philosophy gurus like Mariella Frostrup, Terry Wogan & David Blunkett

Hat tip to John Brignell's Numberwatch which first pointed out this ridiculous but real BBC poll.

Marx as philosopher? They gotta mean Groucho.

So Hume beat Smith?

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